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AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION. Student: No, sir.

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Prof: So you believe in God? Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your
Student: Absolutely, sir. God?
Student: No, sir.
Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure. Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted
your God, smelt your God? Have
Prof: Is God all-powerful? you ever had any sensory perception of God
Student: Yes. for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though
he prayed to God to heal him. Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Most of us would attempt to help others who Student: Yes.
are ill. But God didn't. How is
This God good then? Hmm? Prof: According to empirical, stable,
(Student is silent.) demonstrable protocol, science says
Your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to
Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start that, son?
again, young fellow. Is God good? Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.
Student: Yes.
Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem
Prof: Is Satan good? science has.
Student: No.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as
Prof: Where does Satan come from? heat?
Student: From...God... Prof: Yes.

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
in this world? Prof: Yes.
Student: Yes.
Student: No sir. There isn't.
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with
did make everything. Correct? this turn of events.)
Student: Yes.
Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even
Prof: So who created evil? more heat, superheat, mega
Student does not answer. Heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But
we don't have anything
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? called cold. We can heat 458 degrees below
Ugliness? All these terrible zero which is no heat, but we
Things exist in the world, don't they? can't go any further after that. There is no
Student: Yes, sir. such thing as cold. Cold is
only a word we use to describe the absence
Prof: So, who created them? of heat. We cannot measure
Student has no answer. Cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the
opposite of heat, sir, just the absence
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you of it. (There is pin-drop silence in the lecture
use to identify and observe the theatre.)
World around you. Tell me, son...Have you
ever seen God?
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is Student: Since no one has ever observed the
there such a thing as process of evolution at work
Darkness? and cannot even prove that this process is an
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't on-going endeavor, are you
darkness? not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a
scientist but a preacher?
Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness (The class is in uproar.)
is the absence of something.
You can have low light, normal light, bright Student: Is there anyone in the class who has
light, flashing light....But if ever seen the Professor's
You have no light constantly, you have brain? (The class breaks out into laughter.)
nothing and it's called darkness,
isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were Student: Is there anyone here who has ever
you would be able to make heard the Professor's brain,
Darkness darker, wouldn't you? felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears
to have done so. So, according
Prof: So what is the point you are making, to the established rules of empirical, stable,
young man? demonstrable protocol,
Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical science says that you have no brain, sir.
premise is flawed. With all due respect, sir, how do we
then trust your lectures, sir?
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how? (The room is silent. The professor stares at
the student, his face
Student: Sir, you are working on the premise unfathomable.)
of duality. You argue there
Is life and then there is death, a good God Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on
and a bad God. You are viewing faith, son.
The concept of God as something finite,
something we can measure. Sir, Student: That is it sir... The link between
Science can't even explain a thought. It uses man & god is FAITH. That is
electricity and magnetism, but has never all that keeps things moving & alive.
seen, much less fully understood either one.
To view death as the WANT TO KNOW WHO THAT
Opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact STUDENT WAS..........
that death cannot exist
As a substantive thing. Death is not the NB: I believe you have enjoyed the
opposite of life: just the absence conversation...and if so...you'll
Of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach probably want your friends/colleagues to
your students that they enjoy the same...won't you? So
Evolved from a monkey? do forward them to increase their
knowledge... this is a true story, and
Prof: If you are referring to the natural the student was none other than.........
evolutionary process, yes, of .
Course, I do. .
.
Student: Have you ever observed evolution .
with your own eyes, sir? ...............ALBERT EINSTEIN
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile,
beginning to realize where
the argument is going.)